One of my hippeastrums, isn't this a beauty? The bloom is huge! I have had this one for quite a time. It was a gift from a former neighbor as a thank you for feeding the cat when they were traveling. My dogs came along on the walk over and were trained to not chase the cat (good dogs!). The cat was treated to some cooked fish on occasion and purred its pleasure back at us. The flower is a reminder of those days.